Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a hands-on, fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic with a science, art, and exploration. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver. Meet outside the Visitor Center at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora for a fun adventure!

Time: 9-10a.m.

August 16, 2022: Farm Animals

Come meet our farm animals! Feed the animals and harvest vegetables from the garden to learn about where your food comes from.

September 6, 2022: Birds

Join us to learn about the different birds that call Colorado home, take a wagon ride, and make a miniature bird house to take home!

October 4, 2022: Cooking

Be a chef for the day! Measure, peel, mix, and squeeze to make tasty treats on our 1800s wood burning stove. The menu will include homemade lemonade, muffins, and butter.

Please specify food allergies to pccinfo@botanicgardens.org

October 25, 2022: Creepy Crawlers and Spooky Critters

Get in the Halloween spirit by exploring spiders, snakes, and skeletons. Costumes encouraged, candy provided!

November 15, 2022: Prairie Dogs

Did you know that without prairie dogs are a keystone species? Come learn about why these animals are so important and explore an active prairie dog colony.

December 6, 2022: Evergreen Plants

Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while we identify evergreen plants, paint with pine needles, and make a yucca bracelet to take home.

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd)

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